Joys of a Four-Day Workweek

Writing a new book for our Peoplenomics.com subscribers (hoping to whip out Chapter 2 today).  The title of it is “The 100-Year Toaster.”  First chapter was up Saturday, for subscribers who missed it. Since this is a four-day workweek for many, it’s...

Desperation Media & “Half-Houring” Your Life

Before we get into the “really useful stuff” – a word or so about the headlines this morning.  The “usual media hysteria” has been ratcheted up as people are becoming aware “News doesn’t matter.” I mean, think about it: ...

“The 100-Year Toaster” (Ch. 1)

Worthwhile reading for all, we hope, though especially Millennial’s, as we trace the “Death of Quality” in consumer goods.  As the trip evolves, we arrive at some interesting “facts” about the future.This being a holiday weekend, we...

Climate: A More Objective Measure?

It has been almost 10-years since we heard about Climategate.  That was the story of the jiggered-data that went into the global warning data tossed around in 2009 (November) at Copenhagen. As Wikipedia sums it: “The Climatic Research Unit email controversy...

Sell in May vs. Holiday & Durable Data

We are likely to see a decent-sized rally in the market at  the open this morning:  Despite weak Durable’s.  The futures were pointing well up and a survey of the Rest of World (RoW) points to a nice bounce-back. In Asia, for example, the Hang Send was up...

Markets: Asset-Stripping of America

My buddy Gaye (https://strategiclivingblog.com) interviewed me Wednesday for an upcoming article she’s working on about social media’s role in life.  Gave me an opportunity to talk more about one of my favorite topics:  Asset-stripping of America. You see,...

Prepping for “LAWS”

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems.  You will also meet TEWS (tethered-electronic) weapon systems).  You might see a frame of a video I made in 2004 on remote controlled surveillance e vehicles…and you might infer quite properly (now that all my NDAs in...

Prepping: Are You Sweating Enough?

Preparing to Sweat sounds a little “icky” but it’s very healthy. Here in East Texas, despite our not having hit 90-degrees yet (it’s a couple of weeks late this year), that doesn’t mean we are going “sweat-free” around the...

Crash Timing: Going for the Juglar?

We have just passed the 10-year anniversary of the 2009 market wash-out lows.  Where we head next is a worthwhile discussion. There are plenty of economic cycles to choose from:  There it the “presidential market cycle” which is likely more correlated to...

Markets: Algo’s and SiM Theory

Out-trading algorithms and studying  SiM (Sell-in-May) theory is on the docket here for the next coupe of weeks.   We’ll get to the Chicago Fed outlook in a minute, but let me ramble for a bit… What makes this a “nice” time to visit the casino...